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Quota protestors are cannon fodder

May 12, 2006

Police lobbed tear gas shells and used water cannons to keep medical students, protesting the government's controversial reservation proposal in New Delhi on Friday, from moving towards the Prime Minister's Office in South Block.

The students then courted mass arrest and were subsequently taken away in police buses.

Over a 1,000 students, who took out the march from Lady Hardinge College with the aim of going to PMO to lodge their protest against the proposed move to hike quota in institutions of higher education, had reached the India Gate Lawns via Connaught Place when they encountered several police barricades in the Central district.

Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

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protesting against reservation should be bargained well. i feel we should delclare to the nation that the political party which comes for the support of ...


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RAND DE BASANTI !!!! Thats the ultimate solution to save INDIA !!!


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hey friends. we r with u .continue ur protest. ii\'s not correct to increase the reservation quota...


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Media is totally biased on the issue of protest shown by Anti-resurvation group and by the pro reservation group.They are magnifying the messege of anti ...


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MR. Chindhambaram aims at 10% growth in GDP. if this kind of quota system is increased, he will never acheive it.He should have been finance ...


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